If successful, Microsoft may finally put the IBM mainframe out of its misery.
Microsoft today has announced that it has placed a new Microsoft Azure Logic Apps Connector for 3270 Screens into a public preview.
According to Microsoft…
The new Microsoft Connector for 3270 Screens (3270 Connector) allows enterprise developers to build modern applications that automate end-user task flows based on legacy IBM mainframe 3270 programs, to deliver Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other integration capabilities to transform business.
Documentation can be found here: Integrate 3270 screen-driven apps on IBM mainframes with Azure by using Azure Logic Apps and IBM 3270 connector
And, there’s also a developer tool available that produces metadata directly from the mainframe: Host Integration Server 3270 Design Tool